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Abacus, Siem Reap

Off Highway 6 (Airport Highway)
Siem Reap
Tel: 855 12 644 286's insider take:

Though it's a bit hard for first-timers to find (down a quiet lane just beyond the Angkor Hotel, westbound on Highway 6), everything else about Renaud Fichet's relocated restaurant is an upgrade on his former in-town spot. There's a chic air-conditioned dining room as well as a candlelit garden terrace, although Fichet's bon vivant personality—and a clientele of longtime expats—tamps down any white-linen pretensions. But the biggest change is the kitchen, now that talented chef Pascal Schmit, formerly of La Résidence d' Angkor, is directing the show. The nicely plated Continental- and Asian-style fine-dining entrées include T-bone steak with Kampot green-pepper sauce, scallops and crabmeat in ginger-sesame sauce, and crocodile-tail curry. Save room for the crazy-sinful chocolate truffle.—Christopher Cox

Open daily 11 am until late.

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